Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 7, 2011, 12:19 p.m. EST by georgetown
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I'm an 82 year old veteran and professional who has become discouraged that America is no longer what I was taught to respect and support. It is evident that Lincoln's "government of the people. by the people, and for the people" already has mostly perished, and major "change" is needed given the current and growing unfairness rampant in the oligarchy that American has become.
My initial reaction to the news about OWS was encouragement and some degree of hope. However, when I read the inane, irrational, nonsensical, crude, unthinking blather that characterizes a large proportion of the posted comments, I despair that any meaningful change will happen unless more thoughtful heads begin to articulate and organize around what the OSW "may be" all about.
I suggest unless the movement begins to organize (which I doubt given the content of too way many posts) around the various underlying issues embedded in a sustaining slogan such as "ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, LEGAL JUSTICE FOR THE 99%" this movement will dissolve into a meaningless blip that accomplishes nothing except creation of numerous soiled public parks around the country. That would be a meaningless waste.